Paris 2014: Infiniti Teases Q80 Inspiration Concept

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Another day, another teaser. This time, Infiniti released a couple of vague images ahead of the 2014 Paris Auto Show, previewing the Q80 Inspiration concept.

Autoblog reports the concept is a “low-slung, ingeniously aggressive four-passenger fastback” meant to show the world how the brand wishes to become a major player in the global luxury game. As reported earlier, Infiniti has plans for a flagship model as part of its overall lineup expansion, and may be hinting at such a thing with the Q80.

More details are expected to slowly leak out prior to the concept’s global debut October 2. Until then, this is all we have.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Cbrworm Cbrworm on Sep 05, 2014

    They need to stick to RWD/AWD sporty cars with High HP engine options and nice interiors. They don't have the cachet to win the Lexus/Mercedes crowd - they should be an affordable BMW competitor. I want a new M56s and FX50s to replace my current G35 6MT and FX45, but the prices are too high and the cars are a little over the top luxury wise and a little over-nannied to be super sporty. It's like they are channeling the Hyundai Genesis driving experience. I shouldn't say that, but they M56 doesn't seem as sporty to drive as the M45. I would be happy with a V8 RWD Maxima w/ leather and nav. I will probably keep driving the G35 and FX45 until the wheels fall off both.

  • Tosh Tosh on Sep 07, 2014

    Rococo styling on a car body creates an impression that is the opposite of solidity, strength, or power, no matter how fluid it might look. Maybe I just don't get this new world luxury? Maybe Infiniti is trying to appear to be more distinctive than Lexus, but they both FAIL to my peasant eyes.

  • 2manyvettes Tadge was at the Corvette Corral at the Rolex 24 hour sports car race at the end of January 2023. During the Q&A after his remarks someone stood up and told him "I will never buy an electric Corvette." His response? "I will never sell you an electric Corvette." Take that Fwiw.
  • Socrates77 They're pinching pennies for the investors like always, greed has turned GM into a joke of an old corporate American greed.
  • Analoggrotto looking at this takes me right back to the year when “CD-ROM” first entered public lexicon
  • Alan My comment just went into the cloud.I do believe its up to the workers and I also see some simplistic comments against unionisation. Most of these are driven by fear and insecurity, an atypical conservative trait.The US for a so called modern and wealthy country has poor industrial relation practices with little protection for the worker, so maybe unionisation will advance the US to a genuine modern nation that looks after its workers well being, standard of living, health and education.Determining pay is measured using skill level, training level and risk associated with the job. So, you can have a low skilled job with high risk and receive a good pay, or have a job with lots of training and the pay is so-so.Another issue is viability of a business. If you have a hot dog stall and want $5 a dog and people only want to pay $4 you will go broke. This is why imported vehicles are important so people can buy more affordable appliances to drive to and from work.Setting up a union is easier than setting up work conditions and pay.
  • El scotto I can get the speedometer from dad's 72 Ford truck back. I can't get dad back.